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To study in Australia you must have a valid Australian visa. Student visas are temporary visas that allow people to come to Australia for a specified period to study at an Australian educational institution. From July 1st 2016, Australian student visa application process for international students are simplifying like below:


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The letters in the word ‘ELICOS’ stand for the first letters of Australia’s ‘English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students’. ELICOS programs have been designed for students who require English language training before commencing formal studies in Australia. There are other English language programs that a student can do, but the Australian government has an official ELICOS student visa especially for students who do one of these courses.

English Courses

General English (Emphasis on communication skills) English for Academic Purposes (preparation to study at university, TAFE or a private college) Examination Preparation (IELTS or TOEFL, Cambridge, OET-Occupational English Test, etc) English for Special Purposes (Business English, Pronunciation, etc) English for Secondary School Preparation (HSP) Study tour programs (under 18 years old)

Tuition fee

Tuitions fee for English Language Courses is generally AUD$170 – AUD$450 per week (It depends on the course and Institution)

Schools Sector

School Education in Australia

School education in Australia includes preschool, preparatory (or kindergarten), primary school, secondary school (or high school) and senior secondary school (or college). Schooling lasts for 13 years, from preparatory to senior secondary. School is compulsory until at least the age of 16. Types of schools include government schools, non-government schools (including faith-based schools such as Catholic or Islamic schools) and schools based on educational philosophies such as Montessori and Steiner. All schools must be registered with the state or territory education department and are subject to government requirements in terms of infrastructure and teacher registration.

Course / School Name Age
Prep(Kindergarten) Age 5
Primary Year 1-6: Age 6-11
Secondary Year 7~10 : Age 12~15 Year 11~12 : Age 16~17


Why I have to choose Australian schools for my kid?

Australian schools are among the finest in the world. See for yourself what makes an Australian education so valuable:

  • Small class sizes (a maximum of 30 students in a class).
  • University-trained and qualified teachers and specialist teachers in subject areas.
  • Facilities of a high standard – including a high level of technology, with all schools having computers and internet access.
  • ‘Gifted and talented’ programs to extend students who are high achievers.
  • ‘High Achievement’ programs, which see the top students studying university-level subjects for advance credit.
  • Individual learning programs for students who require additional learning support.
  • Quality assurance frameworks where schools must meet required standards.

School qualifications

After completion of senior secondary school (Years 11 and 12) students sit for exams and receive an official certificate of qualification. The name of this certificate varies within Australia’s state-based education systems but regardless of what the certificate is called, it is recognized by all Australian universities, higher education and vocational education and training institutions, as well as many institutions internationally.

VET(Vocational Education Training) Sector


The TAFE(Technical and Further Education: Government-funded Registered Training Organizations) sector is the largest education and training sector in Australia. It offers an extensive range of courses that cover a wide range of subject areas and provide practical skills and training for a huge variety of career possibilities. They offer practically oriented Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses that are designed to give students the appropriate skills, training and qualifications they need for the workforce.

Area Name
ACT CIT(Canberra Institute of Technology)
VIC Boxhill TAFE, Holmesglen TAFE, Chisholm TAFE, Gordon TAFE, Kangan TAFE, NMIT, William Angliss TAFE, RMIT-TAFE Division, Victoria University-TAFE Division,
TAS Tasmania TAFE
QLD Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE, Gold Coast Institute of TAFE, Southbank Institute of TAFE, Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE
NT Northern Territory TAFE, Charles Darwin university-TAFE Division

Private Institutions

Private and Specialist colleges offer courses in almost every area of study, usually at certificate, diploma and advanced diploma level. These courses are often designed to teach practical skills you can use in the workforce. Courses can range from 10 weeks to 3 years, and each college will have its own entrance requirements. Many private and specialist colleges have credit transfer arrangements with universities so you can earn credit towards a bachelor degree.

Average tuition costs

AUD $5000 ~ $20,000 per year (Please note that course fees can vary widely depending on the course, institute and location chosen, and should always be sourced from the relevant TAFE institute)

General entry requirements

Certificate courses: Most courses require Australian Year 10 or equivalent (Some courses require Australian Year 12 or equivalent) – Diploma, Advanced Diploma: Australian Year 12 or equivalent.

English Entry requirement

IELTS, TOEFL(iBT), Cambridge(FCE, CAE, CPE), Pearson Tests of English(PTE), TAFE NSW Certificate 3 in Advanced English for Further Study, Evidence that English was the medium of instruction at your senior school and that you gained satisfactory grades in English in final examinations, Evidence that you have completed two years of latest full time study in Australia.

Higher Education & Postgraduate Research Sector

Most of Australian universities are public universities predominantly funded by a national or sub-national government. Their quality and reputation have been internationally recognized and they provide highly regarded qualifications to the students. All Australian universities are strictly monitored to maintain high standards in teaching and research. Most of these universities are located in cities, while some are found in rural environments. Each university has its own entrance requirements for each course offered. You will also need to have a minimum level of English before you can start a course. Most courses start in February, however, some may also start in July and October. Universities offer courses in a wide range of areas at the following levels:

Level General Information
Bachelor Degrees Duration : Min. 3 years / Fundamental and basic university qualification
Honours Degrees Duration : 4 years / Additional one year after the Bachelor degree / Granted to graduates with higher GPA
Graduation Certificate Certificate Duration : 0.5 year Focused on vocational knowledge and skills
Graduation Diploma Diploma Duration : 1 year Further specialization within the same discipline
Master Coursework Degrees Duration : 1~2 years (Master degree by coursework)
Master Research Degrees Duration : 2 year (Master degree by research) Highest award offered by Australian universities
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